Tag: #lookingforthegood

Oh father

I hope that everyone had a great Father’s day celebrating with those you love last weekend. It has been 20 years now for me without having a living dad on Father’s day. I have also been divorced for 18 years, so my experience of Father’s Day is different. My daughters always went to their dads, so my... Read more »

Do you keep a journal?

Do you keep a journal?
My first experience with journaling came when I was around nine or ten years old with a little locked diary to write my daily thoughts. It is a practice I have continued through my entire life. What once was a log or record of my day has evolved and become so much more. Often I... Read more »

Nothing can replace a hug

Nothing can replace a hug
When we were first issued the stay-at-home order here in Chicago, Illinois, in many ways, my life felt the same as before the coronavirus pandemic. As more time passes by, though, I am reminded how so much my life and other’s lives have really changed. I do have a roof over my head, food on... Read more »
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What will you miss?

What will you miss?
I went for a walk on my lunch break earlier this week, and I walked past my old apartment. My three daughters and I lived there for 11 years, moving in when they were only 5, 7 and 9 years old. It was small for us, but for me it was a wonderful home. I... Read more »

Life is a complex matter

Life is a complex matter
What is your favorite quote or saying? I love inspirational quotes, and even have a few Pinterest Boards that I share them on. It is challenging to choose just one; however, this quote by Walt Disney resonated with me during normal life, but especially now at this time. He was quoted as saying, “I always like... Read more »

What are you doing for fun?

What are you doing for fun?
A hobby is defined as an activity done regularly in one’s leisure time for pleasure, so what are you doing during this social isolation for fun? I have off work until Tuesday, so I know I will spend time on social media, reading, and watching TV, but I also want to feel good, have fun... Read more »
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Please don't lose hope

Please don't lose hope
I read this quote, “Where flowers bloom, so does hope.” So many people I know have been laid off, and are not sure when they will be back to work. A friend of mine lost her brother-in-law to COVID-19. People are scared; people are sad. People I know say they are drinking every day because... Read more »

Quiet your mind with me today!

Quiet your mind with me today!
I have been practicing meditation for many years. I started out just trying different ways until I found what works best for me. I often do it quietly before bed, yet other times I do a walking meditation or use a prerecorded one. If thoughts enter in, I don’t resist it. I just gently move... Read more »

Where can you find the good today?

Where can you find the good today?
I know things feel scary and people are worried. I am too. I followed the guidelines and precautions and stayed home all weekend except for a 20-minute walk today and felt the weight of the news and social media posts with each step. As I walked though I noticed the sun was shining and the... Read more »
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“A good friend is a connection to life”

As I look at this picture with my two childhood best friends, I wonder where the time has gone. How has forty years really flown by in just an instant? I try to remember when the last time that I saw either of them was, and I realize that don’t I know much about their... Read more »